COLA Extends Discounts to California Medical Association Members who Operate Laboratories

Lab Accreditor Offers Special Rates for Lab Accreditation, Educational Resources and More  Leading laboratory accreditor COLA, approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories in California, announced that California Medical Association (CMA) members who operate laboratories are eligible for special member-only discounts on a full range of its accreditation services and educational products. With…

COLA First Private Lab Accreditor to Receive State Deeming Authority in California

  COLA recently became the first private accreditor to be awarded “deemed” status by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) in the State of California.  Clinical laboratories can now demonstrate compliance with federal CLIA regulations as well as California laboratory licensure laws and regulations through COLA accreditation. COLA’s deemed authority was granted in accordance with a law…

COLA honors Dr. Douglas Henley (CEO/ EVP, American Academy of Family Physicians) with prestigious award

COLUMBIA, MD, January 30, 2015 – COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor, today announced that Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is the 2015 recipient of the organization’s Perry A. Lambird Memorial Excellence in Medicine Award. The national award is bestowed on a professional…

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS Howard Community College Event Highlights the Impact of Quality Laboratory Testing COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, hosted an interdisciplinary workshop on November 10 to discuss and promote the impact of laboratory medicine across the entire health care…

COLA Inc. Conducting New Survey on PAMA’s Impact on Clinical Laboratories

COLA Inc., a nationally-recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization, is inviting clinical laboratories to participate in a new survey to gather data about how cuts in Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) are impacting their services to patients. Since the implementation of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, clinical laboratories have experienced…

COLA Inc. Launches Revitalizing Direction With New Logo

COLA Inc., a national laboratory accreditor and a champion for quality laboratory medicine and patient care, announced that it is changing its corporate logo. The change comes after COLA’s CEO Nancy Stratton celebrated her one year anniversary with the organization. In this short video, Stratton introduces the new logo and the revitalizing direction for COLA…